Heavyweights All The Rage As UFC Builds Towards Title Fight

The UFC's heavyweight division will have a big contender bout and a championship unification match over the next month.

The heavyweight division of the UFC takes center stage in the coming days and weeks.

First, Derrick Lewis meets Chris Daukaus this Saturday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night.

That bout serves as something of an appetizer to January when Francis Ngannou and Ciryl Gane unify the belts. 

Lewis and Daukaus are both jockeying to secure a spot near the top of the rankings. 

Ngannou is the reigning champion, while Gane won the interim belt. Those two square off at UFC 270 on January 22 from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

UFC Vegas 45

On Saturday, December 18, No. 3-ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis will face-off against the No. 7-ranked heavyweight Chris Daukaus in the UFC Vegas 45 main event to close out the action in the Octagon for 2021.

UFC 270: Only One Can Be King


The UFC returns to Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday, January 22, with one of the biggest heavyweight title fights in MMA history headlining UFC 270, as feared knockout artist Francis Ngannou defends his crown against interim titlist Ciryl Gane.

The unbeaten Gane has taken the UFC by storm since his Octagon debut in 2019, but to become the undisputed champion, he must defeat “The Predator,” who owns knockout wins over Stipe Miocic, Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez.

Plus, flyweight champion Brandon Moreno returns to face the man he took the title from, Deiveson Figueiredo, in their highly anticipated third meeting.

Bonus Resume: Derrick Lewis

No. 3-ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis known for his power late in fights has secured seven performance bonuses over his 23 career UFC fights. Lewis faces Chris Daukaus next in the main event at UFC Vegas 45 on Saturday.

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